You don’t need to give in to Girl Scout cookie temptation when this Keto Samoa Bundt Cake is on hand. It’s a luscious nut-free low carb cake topped with sugar-free caramel, toasted coconut, and chocolate. Divine!
I am mildly obsessed with Girl Scout cookies. Not eating them, mind you. I can honestly say that such a transgression is no longer of any interest to me. I don’t crave any such thing and haven’t in a long time.
But creating Girl Scout cookie-inspired keto treats is so much fun, and this Keto Samoa Bundt Cake is just the latest in a long line of such recipes. I’ve also got Keto Thin Mints, Keto Samoa Bars, and Keto Tagalong Bars too!
And I flatter myself that I am helping you out, by giving you healthier low carb options that satisfy those whims and desires. Because when you have to pass those sweet girls peddling their high carb junk food, it can set off all sorts of food triggers.
Samoa Bundt Cake Inspiration
I actually already have a low carb samoa cake recipe, but after spotting this lovely bundt cake creation on Pinterest, I just HAD to make a keto version.
The great part about bundt cakes is that they are round circles with a hole in the middle, just like the original Samoa Cookies. So they really do look like a giant Girl Scout cookie.
My husband’s favorite cookie might just be that shortbread caramel coconut concoction, and he never tires of the combination. And let me tell you, he loved this Samoa Bundt Cake. He got quite jealous when I shared some with a friend!
How to make a Samoa Bundt Cake
This is a relatively straightforward cake but it does rely on a few of my other keto recipes to come together properly.
The keto bundt cake
Because I wanted to keep this recipe nut-free, I used my coconut flour chocolate cupcakes recipe as the base. It’s tender and delicious, but you must make sure not to over-bake it, as it can become dry.
Make sure it has risen properly but the top should be just firm to the touch when you remove it.
If you prefer an almond flour based cake, try this one from my Chocolate Layer Cake with Sour Cream Frosting.
The keto caramel
My keto caramel sauce is perfection and I really don’t think you can do better than this. For this recipe, you want it to be thicker, so I advise not adding the additional water for the final step.
You also want to wait for it to cool for about 20 minutes. Then use it like a frosting and spread it all over the sides and top of the cake, and into the center well.
You will only need about two thirds of the caramel sauce for spreading over the cake. Keep the rest for drizzling over the individual servings.
The toasted coconut
I find the best way to toast coconut is in a skillet over medium heat. Be sure to choose the shredded variety, not the flaked coconut. And make sure it’s unsweetened with no added sugars.
Then simply spread it evenly in your pan. Be sure to stay near it as it can go from pale to burnt quite quickly. Stir it frequently as it begins to become golden brown.
The chocolate drizzle
What would Samoas be without that lovely drizzle of chocolate? For this recipe, I made just a small amount of chocolate ganache, similar to my mini keto chocolate cake recipe.
I let it cool for a few minutes, and then spooned it into a ziplock bag with the corner snipped off and piped it over the cake. If you don’t want to go to the trouble of piping it, you can simply drizzle it over with a spoon. But I loved the perfection of the piped lines.
More delicious keto bundt cake recipes
- Pecan Pie Bundt Cake
- Keto Kentucky Butter Cake
- Keto Lemon Poppyseed Cake
- White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake
- Pumpkin Spice Mini Bunt Cakes
- Gingerbread Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Samoa Bundt Cake – Keto and Nut-Free
- 1 recipe keto chocolate cupcakes
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 recipe Sugar-Free Caramel Sauce
- 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate finely chopped
- 1 ½ tablespoon powdered Swerve Sweetener
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 325F and grease a 9 to 12 cup capacity bundt pan very well.
- Prepare the cake batter as directed and pour into the prepared pan, smoothing the top. Bake 40 to 50 minutes, until risen and the top is firm to the touch. Remove and let cool completely in the pan.
- Spread the shredded coconut in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir frequently until the coconut becomes light golden brown. Remove immediately and set aside.
- Prepare the sugar-free caramel as directed through Step 3. Do not add the water at the end. Let cool at least 20 minutes. Spread ⅔ of the caramel all over the cake, then press the shredded coconut lightly into the caramel, covering the whole cake.
- Place the chocolate and sweetener in a small bowl. Heat the cream (on the stove or in the microwave) until it's bubbling and hot. Pour over the chopped chocolate and let stand a few minutes to melt.
- Add the vanilla extract and whisk until smooth. Place the chocolate in a piping bag or a ziploc bag with a tiny corner snipped off, and pipe lines over the cake.
- Rewarm the remaining caramel sauce at serving and drizzle a little over each piece.
Kim Beveridge says
Soooo delicious, thank you for another home run recipe!! This may have to replace my husband’s traditional German chocolate birthday cake from now on!! The cake is moist and delicious. I made the remaining caramel sauce into a second drizzle and piped that on, too.
Sooo freakin delish and easy. Next time I might double your caramel sauce because I love it on everything or by the spoonful.
Also, so happy to see coconut flour. I much prefer it to almond flour, but it’s tricky so I need guidance. ????
What is a good substitute for coconut . I love it but hubby not so much . It has to be a texture thing . Also would love to see recipes for Tagalongs , thin mints too that you have created . Great recipes and made a few . Are these all in your new cook book too ?
Hi Phyills. This recipe isn’t for you since it’s so heavy on the coconut, but I do already have Tagalongs and Thin Mints. Please use the search box at the top of the blog… you’ll find tons of recipe you will love!
Karna R says
With this “nut-free” version, did you use hemp milk for your liquid in the batter instead of almond milk?
MaryKathryn Smith says
I made this cake, this past weekend for a party. It was delicious. Everyone who tried it, loved it.Thank you Carolyn for your hard work developing these recipes.
Brenda Rintisch says
When I look through the “comment” section of a recipe I don’t want “looks good” but rather “tastes great” (or whatever).
So I’m posting after making this cake twice – once in the Bundt pan for company (I’m notorious for trying out new recipes on company) which got “Oohs and ahs” when served and quick requests for seconds – the next day I made it in a 9X13 cake pan to simplify the process. I baked it @ 325F for 25 minutes. Because I only used half the caramel and toasted coconut I only had to make the chocolate drizzle which really made it simple overall.
Great recipe! A must make recipe!
Thanks for your comments. I get frustrated with those comments as well. I want to hear from people who make a recipe and their thoughts, etc….. I am hoping to make this for my daughters birthday and your review has convinced me to try it. Thanks.
Hey Brenda, I realize this question is almost three years later, but I just discovered this recipe. For the 9×13, do you recall about how long you baked it for? I’m sure since it’s a smaller height it didn’t go as long as the bundt did, but a rough guesstimate from you would be most helpful since I hate toiling with bundts and the possibility of them not turning out of the pan well (which for me is always the case no matter how well I grease it) Thanks for any guidance since I didn’t want to do a Great British Bake Off deal and guess at time haha
DUH!!!! Never mind, you stated the time you did in your comment…for some reason I thought that was what you did for the bundt…I am so sorry for my dumb question…thanks!!!
Just made this and it is amazing! Not as pretty as yours but delicious. LOVE the texture of the cake!
So glad to hear it!
Wow, this looks so delicious! I will try it! 🙂